Sanjiv Narayan, MD

Dr. Narayan is a practicing arrhythmia specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University where he directs the Atrial Fibrillation Program and Electrophysiology Research.

Dr. Narayan has developed a very active research program to discover the causes of human heart rhythm disorders, and use that information to improve treatment.  In that way, funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health for nearly 15 years, Dr. Narayan’s group discovered rotors in human AF, and developed an approach to treat them by ablation (Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation, FIRM).  This approach has altered the way that physicians think about AF, and has been shown to be very effective by many groups.

Dr. Narayan is Associate Editor for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Clinical Electrophysiology Journal and Section Editor for Heart Rhythm Journal.  Dr. Narayan trained in medicine and software engineering in England and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London.  He was trained in neuroscience at the University of California Los Angeles, in Internal medicine at Harvard/Mount Auburn Hospital, then in Cardiology and Electrophysiology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Narayan is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.